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  • Father’s dead inspiredgreif anger and fear in her, haunted her the rest of her life. First Poem was published in the boston herald.


  • 1. Sylvia Plath
    Created By: William Mathis
  • 2. Early Life
    Born : October 27th 1932 in Boston, Mass.
    Father : Otto Plath
    Mother : Aurelia Plath
    Father Died at eight years old.
    First Poem: 8 and half years old
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  • 3. Major Works
    Her two best known poems : “Daddy”, “Lady Lazarus”
    Only Novel : The Bell Jar
    Wrote man journals in life time.
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  • 4. Attempted Suicide
    Age 20 : first attempt at suicide with pills
    Attempted suicide twice before the age of 31.
    Suffered from depression.
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  • 5. The Bell Jar
    Only novel that Plath wrote.
    Deals with Esther Greenwood
    Follows the dive into insanity.
    Deals with frailty of the human mind.
    Suicide, death and rape.
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  • 6. The Bell Jar:A Semi autobiography
    The Bell Jar- is a very transparent telling of Plath’s life.
    Allusion to many real people in Plath’s life.
    Including- her doctor, her patrons and teachers in Plath’s past.
    Esther Greenwood (Main character of the novel) also works for the same magazine as Plath as well as attaining similar scholarships.
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  • 7. Ted Hughes
    Plath’s First Husband
    British Poet Laureate 1984-1998
    Was married to Plath from 1956 to 1963
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  • 8. AssiaWevill
    Plath’s Husband ,Ted Hughes, left Plath for Wevill.
    The affair has been attributed to the suicide of Plath.
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  • 9. Death
    London on February 11, 1963
    Plath Commited Suicide
    Left two children Frieda and Nicholas in their bedroom
    Provided food and drink for them.
    Had head in oven with gas spouts on.
    Found by her nurse the following morning.
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  • 10. Hughes’s Controversy
    Ted Hughes has, usually by feminists and American Plath fans, been considered Plath’s murderer.
    Controversially destroyed Plath’s journals detailing the last months of their relationship.
    Believed to maybe entail her thoughts on his infidelity.
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  • 11. Grave
    Buried – February 1963.
    Last name Hughes is generally chiseled off.
    Supporters who think that Hughes killed Plath do this.
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  • 12. Full List of Lifetime Works
    Poetry collections
    The Colossus and Other Poems (1960)
    Ariel (1961–1965)
    Three Women: A Monologue for Three Voices (1968)
    Crossing the Water (1971)
    Winter Trees (1971)
    The Collected Poems (1981)
    Selected Poems (1985)
    Plath: Poems (1998)
    Sylvia Plath Reads, Harper Audio (2000) (Audio)
    Collected prose and novels
    The Bell Jar: A novel (1963), under the pseudonym "Victoria Lucas"
    Letters Home: Correspondence 1950–1963 (1975)
    Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose, and Diary Excerpts (1977)
    The Journals of Sylvia Plath (1982)
    The Magic Mirror (published 1989), Plath's Smith College senior thesis
    The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, edited by Karen V. Kukil (2000)
    Children's books
    The Bed Book (1976)
    The It-Doesn't-Matter-Suit (1996)
    Collected Children's Stories (UK, 2001)
    Mrs. Cherry's Kitchen (2001)
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  • 13. AssiaWevill’s Death
    23 March 1969
    Killed herself as well as her four year old daughter, Shura
    Committed the suicide by placing a mattress in the oven and turning on all the gas valves.
    Brought into question Hughes husbandry.
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  • 14. Nicholas Plath
    Also committed suicide on March 23rd, 2009.
    Not married, no kids and also battled depression.
    Occurred forty six years after his mothers death.
    Hanged himself in his own home.
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  • 15. Frieda Hughes
    The only surviving child of Hughes and Plath’s
    Also a poet and works on BBC radio.
    Also has written a series of children’s books.
    Still living today.
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